Current Announcements & Articles
Minnesota Private College Week
Students and parents/guardians can convienently make introductory visits to campuses June 26 - 30, 2017. Just choose which colleges you want to visit and register for free online. Click here for all the info and to register.
Advanced Placement (AP) Students
Your AP scores will be available online in July. To get your scores, you must sign up for a College Board account at apscore.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is offering multiple free parent education opportunities. Click here to see details about Eating Disorders, Mental Health Crisis Planning, Teen Smoking and Mental Health, and Helping Students in Special Education Succeed.
University of Minnesota Campus Visits
Consider making a campus visit to one or more of the University of Minnesota's five campuses in Minnesota. They offer a special week in June to schedule visits. Click here for more details.
13 Reasons Why: Talking Points
"13 Reasons Why" is a fictional Netflix show that many young people are currently viewing or have viewed. This is NOT recommended viewing. Many flaws exist in this depiction of a fictional character's movement toward, and completion of, a suicide. Please read these talking points for a sound, productive and accurate representation of facts that surround mental illness and suicide.
Know the Truth Chemical Health Presentation
View this outstanding video of the evening presentation in its entirety here. (Held Monday, Feb. 6 at NPHS)
Advice for Parents on Social Media Apps
Click here for eye-opening info on all those apps out there!
Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night (Nov. 10)?
Great info for parents of adolescents!
Looking for ACT test prep?
See your counselor for login information to our free online test prep resources: MCIS & Naviance. Click here for our ACT test prep page & links.
Soft Skills Critical for New Grads
Click here to see what employers are looking for in potential employees.
Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol & Drugs
Click here for this insightful article.
Private Colleges: (FAQ's)
Article: click here
The Silicon Valley Suicides
Intriguing insights into why so many kids with bright prospects are killing themselves in Palo Alto. Click here.
Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tips
Click here to read an interesting article from a psychiatrist who works in Palo Alto, CA. Great food for thought!
Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic
Click here for Minnesota Public Radio's series on opioid addiction.
Resilience in Youth
Click here for this article from Psychology Today.
Private Colleges More Accessible Than You May Think
You may be surprised at the percent of low income families that receive financial aid at private colleges. The short article here clarifies how accessible a private college education can be.
Private College Value and Cost Myths
Two college presidents sound off on the value of a liberal arts education here.
E-Cigarettes Being Used by Teens to Smoke Marijuana
Click here for article.